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Old 05-26-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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noob cant figure out NAT

oowww!!! been banging my head on the wall

I have a very simple setup:
Fast computer:
eth1: x.x.x.x DSL

Slooow computer

the DSL works great on the fast computer, and the
two computers communicate fine(I can ping, use NFS,ssh, etc)

Ive been on all day reading about iptables, reading
HOWTO's, etc, and trying all the sample scripts...
unfortunately, all these samples are pages and pages long, with
lots of stuff i have no clue about (mangling, etc)

ive seen on forum posts where people say that it only took them 4
lines and it was working fine, i dont get it
I realize that i will have to do firewalling also, but first i would at
least like to be able to ping yahoo.

can anyone point me in the right direction, or let me know where
there is a HOWTO thats less than 50 pages? the Iptables Tutorial 1.1.19
im reading now is 150 pages!!!
Old 05-26-2004, 04:33 PM   #2
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found something...i used this

modprobe iptable_nat
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

works great....
Old 05-27-2004, 01:36 AM   #3
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what about security?
u better visit
good luck
Old 05-28-2004, 04:12 AM   #4
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i have a similiar line also which works great in 2.4.x kernel... however if i boot to 2.6.x i get an invalid argument... the line being

iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j SNAT --to <ipaddress> where ip is the eth0 ip

i think i missed something

i usually do untill the 500th attempt... all more fun
Old 11-03-2004, 10:48 AM   #5
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Nice title. lol


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